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Experts Expound

Experts Expound: The Gaza effect

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The ongoing conflict in Gaza has sparked intense debates and protests all over the country. With that in mind, we asked our panel of experts to weigh in on how this might impact the November elections. The question: Will ongoing campus strife over the situation in Gaza negatively impact Dems at any level of government in November? 


Capitol Briefs: Storming toward the crossover deadline

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Friday is the deadline for bills to get out of their house of origin, so this week lawmakers are addressing hundreds of bills in short order. Here is just a sampling of some of those measures. 


Cal Chamber’s job killer list shrinks, but does its influence?

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When the California Chamber of Commerce added Sen. Steve Glazer’s SB 1327 – a proposal to tax revenue from the sale of digital advertising as a way to help fund local newsrooms – to its annual list of “Job Killer” bills on May 7th, the measure became only the 14th this year to receive the designation. If that number doesn’t change, it would mark the fewest number of bills to receive the moniker since 2001, when only 12 bills were on the list.

Micheli Files

Understanding the California APA process

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California’s Administrative Procedure Act (APA), which is patterned after the federal APA, sets forth the procedures by which the state’s executive branch agencies and departments must adopt regulations. In that vein, there are a few items of interest for those who participate in the rulemaking projects of state agencies.


Digital equity is a 21st Century right

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OPINION – While our communities receive “poor connection” messages online, commercials advertise blazing-fast internet speed to LA consumers. In the predominantly Latino/a Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) neighborhoods, affordable internet at basic speeds is unavailable.

Quick Hits

Capitol Briefs: the suspense is over…for now

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The new edition of Capitol Quick Hits: a look at a little-known but potentially hugely impactful change in how our regulates corporations and antitrust law, the real oomph of a California Senate seat and some pushback on state workers returning to the office.


Is it time for a federal tax conformity bill in California?

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OPINION – The tax laws of most states are an offshoot of the federal tax laws contained in the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). States conform to the IRC on either a “rolling” or “static” basis for purposes of computing the state’s tax base.

Experts Expound

Experts Expound: The future of Prop 47

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Everyone is talking about Proposition 47 this year. So with that in mind, it’s time for our panel of experts to weigh in. The question: Californians are fed up with crime, and – correctly or not – Proposition 47 is getting much of the blame. Will either lawmakers or voters eventually make substantive changes to this law? 


Rising Stars: Loyal Terry, Assembly Fellow, office of Assembly Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

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The newest Capitol Weekly Rising Star, Loyal Terry, Assembly Fellow for Majority Leader Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), takes inspiration from the lived experiences of his late father, his aunts and uncles, and himself. Terry approaches policy from a holistic perspective, having experienced how housing, transportation, health, and more intersect to impact working-class people.


Gaming tribes make clear they’ll lead the way on sports betting in California

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It might be a bit of an understatement to say the November 5 election is clouded by uncertainty. But there is one thing we know for certain: two years after the most expensive ballot campaign in U.S. history, California voters will not be considering another sports betting measure in 2024. Two more proposed sports wagering initiatives were submitted to the Attorney General’s office last fall. But the effort was abandoned, ensuring that the issue will not come before voters this year, according to tribal leaders.

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